I made these envelopes for Valentines but I think they would be great for any occasion. You can put money in them, gift cards, candy or love notes! The envelopes don’t require much fabric so they are economical and easy!
Cut your fabric to the size of envelope that you would like. You will need two pieces of fabric for each envelope. Any size will work with the same directions. For the red ones above I cut the fabric 8″ x 12″. I cut the pink ones 11″ x 5″.
Cut triangles off the top so it will make the envelope shape. I folded the fabric over lengthwise with the right sides together and marked it with a fabric marker before I cut. You can use a pencil if you don’t have a fabric marker.
Do this for both pieces of fabric for each envelope.
It’s optional to iron on a piece of interfacing to the back side of one of the envelope fabric pieces. I did this for the smaller pink ones to test and it turns out that I actually like the envelopes without the interfacing better. The interfacing makes them a little sturdier but I think they are nice without.
Place the fabric pieces right sides together. Sew around the envelope leaving a two-inch opening at the bottom so that you can turn them. Once you have sewn them turn them right side out and press them. Fold the extra fabric at the opening to the inside and press so that it looks nice and clean.
I top stitched around the envelope to close the opening and to give it a nice finished look.
I used velcro to close the envelopes but if you are energetic you can use buttons or snaps. I cut the velcro to size and sewed the piece to the triangle part of the envelope first.
Then fold the envelope into shape and use a fabric marker to mark the spot where the other velcro piece will be needed. Sew that into place.
Form the envelope shape again and attach the velcro pieces to hold it into place. Sew down the two sides. That will then close the envelope! That’s it.
(This project is cat approved) Tiger is checking to see if I was kind enough to fill these envelopes with cat treats!
This was a fun and easy project that would be great for a lot of occasions.
I’m going to use the pink ones for my daughter’s birthday party!